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Read all about it ... in Italy
Wharfedale & Aireborough Observer readers are a dedicated bunch – as this photo of Margaret Parkin enjoying her favourite weekly read by the banks of Italy’s Lake Como proves.
While holidaying beside one of Europe’s most beautiful backdrops, Mrs Parkin, a church warden at All Saints Parish Church in Otley, was determined not to miss out on her ‘local’ news.
So she arranged for a copy of the Observer – which she can be seen enjoying here in the sun – to be posted to the small village of Griante, near Lake Como – some 731 miles from Otley as the crow flies.
Mrs Parkin’s husband John, meanwhile, who is associate priest at All Saints, was at the haven for the international jet-set in his capacity as chaplain to the Church of the Ascencion, an Anglican place of worship right on the lakeside.
And this fantastic photo got us thinking. Let’s have a bit of photographic fun this summer, with the chance to win a prize.
Editor Malcolm Hoddy explained: “I challenge readers of both the Observer and the Ilkley Gazette to send me a photograph of either newspaper being read on holiday or on a trip at home or abroad.
“In the past, I have had pictures of newspapers being read in a variety of places, including one of a diver in the Red Sea, as well as in perilously perched tents and a folded paper even being worn as a bikini.”
The more interesting the setting for your photograph the better, with the editor selecting his favourite in early autumn.
Send images to the editor at his email@example.com e-mail address.